FireKeepers Championship 2019-Rounds 1 and 2

August 17, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

One birdie in two rounds has Larry heading for Tampa tomorrow. Hyemin has another looper for Sioux Falls.


I have a new meaning for the phrase “three’s a crowd.” When you see three fans together watching the Symetra Tour, it’s a crowd. Smile


 

Then there was this:

At 60 years old, Hamilton caddie Danny Sharp is still criss-crossing the planet on the LPGA Tour

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FireKeepers Championship 2019-Thursday

August 15, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

Just practice the last few days.


When it gets boring, waiting for a spot on the range, you do what it takes to stay focused.

on the range


My ex-boss, Donna White, will be looping in the Symetra Tour Championship in Daytona Beach for her protégé, Nicole Sakamoto.


We were alternates for the 2pm shotgun start pro-am on Wednesday. While we were on the range, the signal for the event was given, and it startled everyone. Some kind of explosive was ignited about 140 yards downrange on the right side behind some trees. It was unlike any shotgun start I ever heard. Scared everyone.

Caddie Neil Carter was shagging balls (yes, you heard that right) very close to the explosion and if he didn’t shite his trousers, I‘d be very surprised.


PHC Classic 2019-Round 1

August 9, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

+3 today. Faltered coming in.


Just as I got up from the seat of the port-o-let prior to warming up, I noticed that something was hanging from my back pocket. Turned out to be every caddie’s nightmare. It was my yardage book. The only thing preventing it from a dive into the abyss was the binder clip I use to keep the pages together.

Reminds of a similar story years ago that didn’t work out so well. I think the guy was working for Deb Richard. His fell out into a nearly full receptacle just before tee off and the edge stuck like a dart into a turd! He retrieved it, cleaned it the best he could then put it to use. He eventually had to fess up to what happened after she asked about the brown discoloration.


During yesterday’s practice round, we mostly putted on the front and played the back. With plenty of time to gab, we covered many subjects during the round and David Leadbetter’s criticism of Lydia Ko’s parents was one. She cracked up when I told his instruction is known as “getting a case of lead poising”.


The LPGA club repair trailer was here this week and Paul was absolutely slammed! He’ll make another appearance in Prattville.



PHC Classic 2019- Wednesday

August 7, 2019

My Player is Hyemin Kim.

It’s Pro-Am day and we are an alternate from 3-5:30.


Used a buggy to play nine on Monday and touched them all early yesterday morning.


It’s amazing the condition Brown Deer Park is in considering that it’s a public track. Excellent fairways and slick greens.

This is where Tiger made his professional debut at the Milwaukee Open. A plaque on the tenth tee commemorates his appearance.


We switched nines last year to finish in view of a new addition on the clubhouse but reversed it this year. Finishing on a reachable par five makes it more exciting.


I’m residing at the Motel 6 in Glendale. It’s a great area but the motel looks like it has many long-term, government-funded residents.

At check-in, a parking pass is issued with a warning to display it on the dash or your car will be towed. Well, this morning enforcement of the rule was initiated and at least one vehicle was taken off the premises. The owner was expressing his displeasure at the front desk when I was retrieving a cup of joe.


CDPHP Open-Round 2

July 28, 2019

My player is Savannah Vilaubi.

Even par for the day puts us down the road.

Savannah was an absolute treat to work for. Has plenty of game and I hope it all falls in place one day. She would be a valuable asset on the LPGA Tour.


Played ball in hand the last two days. The fairways have too many bad spots to be marked ground under. Definitely a factor in the scoring.


Most prayers go unanswered(depending on how you look at it), as did mine yesterday. “Talkin’ John” turned into “Talkin’, Walkin’ John” as he was on Nicole’s bag for the second round. But it wasn’t as bad for us as I thought it would be. I don’t know about Nicole.

On one shuttle ride though, they were together on the back of the cart, he on the left and she on the right. His left arm was holding the armrest and his right was straddled across her chest hold the right armrest. Definitely no need for that. Looked a little fishy to me and I pointed it out to Alvin.


We have a week off so I’m off to parts unknown tomorrow.


CDPHP Open-Round 1

July 26, 2019

My player is Savannah Vilaubi.

+1 on the card. Need to go low tomorrow.


“Talkin’ John” was our scorekeeper. He just wouldn’t give the players any space. He shadowed us everywhere and could not hold his tongue.

On our final hole, just when we thought it would be the last we see of him, he volunteers to work for Nicole Aitrique tomorrow. She was the only player in our group without a looper.

Please Lord, give her the wisdom not to call him. Amen.


We were paired with Erynne Lee with Alvin Okada on the bag. Nice to have some help out there.


The wind direction was listed as LV. It means light and variable which many folks are unaware.

Reminds of the time at Bulle Rock when it was also LV. My player couldn’t comprehend the fact that the wind would be so unpredictable so she demanded that I pick a direction. That lasted about three holes. Smile


I tuned in to the ROC City Rumble Long Drive Contest on the Golf Channel the other day and caught the end of the ladies competition. ‘Upstate Jay’s’ player, Alexis Belton, lost by a couple feet to Phillis Meti. Well over three hundred yards.


CDPHP Open-Thursday

July 25, 2019

My Player is Savannah Vilaudi.

‘Nerd” set me up with Savannah. I owe him alcohol.


Played nine yesterday and just practiced today.


Heard the new sponsor has an issue with the manager of the restaurant in the clubhouse. May move the event to the course next door.


Always the TV hog, Jeff DeCoen explains the intricacies of the caddie business. Smile

Jeff De Coen on TV

The dryer sheet in the hat is a nice touch.


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